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In Brief: Defence talks to begin Tuesday

In Brief: Defence talks to begin Tuesday

The Cambodian and Thai

defenCe ministers are to meet for annual talks in Siem Reap today,

according to officials, who say discussions to reduce the military

standoff on the border are likely to top the agenda. "The main point

[of the meeting] is that we will try to reduce the military

confrontation along the border," General Neang Phat, a secretary of

state at the Ministry of DefenCe, said Monday. "And we will continue

bilateral talks to resolve the remaining issues." Neang Phat said the

Thai delegation are to arrive in Cambodia today and that the two

parties will attend a reception and play golf together before talks

start Wednesday.

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